Situated in the Savoie department, in the centre of the Rhône-Alpes region, the Chambéry-Savoie Airport is a one of France’s busiest airport complexes, thanks to the large number of commercial flights operating during the winter ski season. In order to handle 1 million passengers a year, the large, single terminal building is spread across 4 600 m². Between its 120 m² departure lounge and its international arrivals hall, Chambéry-Savoie Airport can handle 1,300 passengers an hour. There are 40 coach parking spaces and 300 free car parking spaces, which are found opposite the entrance to the terminal building. Amenities inside the Chambéry-Savoie Airport include a Duty Free shop, a souvenir shop and a restaurant that is open at lunchtimes.
In the heart of the Alps, Chambéry’s architectural heritage merits its status as a ‘Town of Art and History’. The Saint François de Sales Cathedral contains the largest trompe l’oeil ensemble in Europe, covering a staggering 6,000 m²! Book a flight to Chambéry and tour the Ducs de Savoie castle. Explore the Notre Dame and Saint Pierre de Lémenc churches, the Grand Carillon along with Chambéry’s series of fountains – Deux Bourneaux and the Elephants, both of which are classified French Historic Monuments, as well the Marmousets and the Cœur Flambant. The latter form part of a walk you can take through the old part of Chambéry, with its rich Savoie history Chambéry also has a modern side including the remarkable Rotonde SNCF Railway Station and Cité des Arts, with its self-cleaning walls! Reserve a hotel room in Chambéry in the area of your choice. Chambéry is a popular winter sports destination, with the Feclaz, Aillons and Margériaz ski resorts a mere 30 minutes’ drive from the town. What’s more only an hour away you’ve got Méribel, Courchevel and Megève amongst others. So, if you’re looking for some great pistes, be it for a weekend or a holiday, then Chambéry is the place for you!